Bearing

What is "Bearing" ?

Today it means: The direction of an object.

A bearing is the direction, usually in degrees, of an object relative to the observer. Sailors would usually take a bearing on an approaching vessel, note it, and then a minuet or so later take another. If the bearing stays the same then there is a risk of collision. Bearings are also used to obtain a 3 point fix.

See also: Bearing up   

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              



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